Monday, November 29, 2010

Tormentor
"Branded with Satan"

Tormentor
The Seventh Day of Doom
CD
(H.L.K. Prod., 1997)


It musta really bit to have been a rock'n'roll band behind the Iron Curtain. I would think it was probably completely illegal when Tormentor started, though I could be wrong. Today's song is from their 1987 demo tape, which was officially reissued on CD in 1997 in Italy. I've also seen a pirated CD version with a solid black cover and the band name written in white in a completely different font. I'm guessing the sound quality here is kinda crap due to probably not being recorded under ideal conditions. Or maybe the CD was just mastered from a crummy copy of the tape. I EQ'd it a tiny bit to lessen the mud; hope you don't mind.

Anyhow, this stuff is pretty ferocious. Vocalist Csihar Attila went on to sing with notorious Norwegian black metallers Mayhem on their 1993 De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album and again in 2003 for their Ordo Ad Chao album. He's also worked with several other groups, including Aborym, Current 93, Korog, and, most notably, Sunn O))). I'll likely be featuring Korog here at some point, so stay tuned!

2 biased opinions:

Jason said...

It wasn't too bad until the vocalist started making that noise.

Biki said...

yeah, I agree with jason, it was stellar, even with the mud, until the "singer" opened his mouth, twas all down hill from there